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2 Chapter 1 Editors: Paula van Kersbergen and Julien Simon, T.M.C. Asser Instituut Stichting T.M.C. Asser Instituut Institute for Private and Public International Law, International Commercial Arbitration and European Law R.J. Schimmelpennincklaan 20 22, P.O. Box 30461, 2500 GL The Hague, The Netherlands Tel (0) , Fax. +31 (0) Internet: All rights reserved. 2009, T.M.C. Asser Instituut, The Hague, The Netherlands 2

3 Foreword Contents Chapters 1. Foreword 5 2. The Institute 7 3. Inter-university Knowledge Development New inter-university research programmes Public International Law Law of the European Union Centre for the Law of EU External Relations (CLEER) Private International Law Individual Research PhD research Asser Dissertations Programme Asser Research Fellowships Programme Research activities by associate researchers Contract research and consultancies General Projects launched in Ongoing and/or completed projects in Promoting Social Dialogue in the European Sport Sector The City of The Hague: Platform for International Environmental Law Feasibility Study on The Hague Espace for Environmental Global Governance Research project with ICRC: Direct participation by civilians in hostilities Cooperation in the field of Public Procurement Law European Arrest Warrant Project Asser Legal Advisory Services Academic Community Organizer General Moot Courts Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition Telders Moot Court Competition Frits Kalshoven Moot Court Competition on International Humanitarian Law Permanent Court of Arbitration Vis Pre-Moot Conferences, Seminars, Round Tables Asser Round Table on European Climate Change Policy Challenges after Bali International Workshop on the White Paper on Sport Actuality Sport Seminar: Webster, DRC and CAS, a new Bosman? Network of EU Environmental Lawyers (NEEL) Meeting Hague Academic Coalition Conference From Peace to Justice Seminar Sports Agents in the USA Actuality Sport Seminar: 6+5 and home grown players rule: solutions to protect club identity and quality of national teams? Master Class on Mediation and Arbitration in Patent Disputes 35 3

4 Chapter Contents Third Hague Colloquium on Fundamental Principles of Law Asser Round Table on the Karadzic Case Social Dialogues IV Riders CPA Riders meeting Barcelona Study Visits Capitol Hill delegation Romanian and Bulgarian delegation Lecture Series International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Law Supranational Criminal Law Lecture Series HILAC Law and Armed Conflict Lecture Series Hague Academic Coalition General Joint HAC activities Asser Participation in the School of Human Rights Research International Crimes Database and Webplatform project Research Forum on the Law of Armed Conflict and Peace Operations Inter-university publications Student readers Periodical publications Netherlands International Law Review Netherlands Yearbook of Public International Law Nederlands Internationaal Privaatrecht Netherlands Yearbook on International Humanitarian Law European Business Organisation Law Review The International Sports Law Journal Knowledge transfer Education and Training Professional development/training Hague Forum for Judicial Expertise Training Course in WTO Law MTEC Administration of Justice Summer schools (graduate training) Second Annual Summer Law Programme in The Hague Summer Course Human Rights Information and Information Technology NIPR online Library and Information services Information systems and databases Websites T.M.C. Asser Press 55 Annexes Annex 1: Governing Board, Inter-faculty Research Councils and Scientific Commissions 59 Annex 2: Staff Facts and Figures 61 Annex 3: Staff Advisory and Board Functions 65 Annex 4: Staff Editorial Functions 67 Annex 5 Staff Publications 69 Annex 6: Staff Lectures, Presentations and Sessions 73 Annex 7: Editorial and advisory boards and correspondents of the periodical publications of the T.M.C. Asser Instituut in Annex 8: T.M.C. Asser Press: publications 2008 preview

5 Foreword Chapter 1 Foreword In 2008 the T.M.C. Asser Instituut agreed a five-year covenant with its governing body, the University of Amsterdam. This covenant offers clarity and assurance with respect to the Institute s funding derived from the so- called first money stream. Furthermore, it describes the expectations and commitments of both parties whilst laying the foundation for a sustainable financial and academic future. Resultant from findings and recommendations emanating from both the Evaluation Report (2007) and the Covenant ( ), the Institute embarked upon the initiation of three inter-university research programmes. The perseverance and sheer hard work of the many parties involved in this initiative resulted in the Institute s Board approving the three programmes during its sitting in December The most advanced initiative to date is the European Law programme. The T.M.C. Asser Instituut together with the Law faculties of the Universities of Rotterdam, Leiden, Maastricht and Twente established the Centre for the Law of EU External Relations (CLEER). Needless to say, much progress has also been made in establishing a similar interuniversity research programme in the area of Public International Law with the Universities of Amsterdam, Leiden and Tilburg. The Private International Law programme will also be initiated in The activities of the Education, Training and Events unit received an extra impulse with the appointment of Ann O Brien as Head of Department. She is also the Deputy Director of the Institute. We reflect back with pride on some of our many successful events which include: The Summer Law Programme on International Criminal Law: In Search of Accountability, run in collaboration with the War Crimes Research Office of American University s Washington College of Law. This annual course contributes 6 credits to the American University s own (International Bar Association accredited) Master programme on International Criminal Law. The programme attracted some 40 graduate students from the American University and other top US Law Schools. The organisation of 6 tailor made training courses for Judges and Prosecutors in the framework of the Hague Forum for Judicial Expertise. These courses were in 2008 organised on behalf of The Hague Academic Coalition and participants hailed from Iraq, Iran, Cambodia and Sudan. 5

6 Chapter 1 The MTEC course Administration of Justice from an organisational and policy perspective delivered to 50 senior civil servants from European Union accession countries under the auspices of the CROSS Agency of the EVD. The organisation of the first colloquium on Jihad and the challenges of international and domestic law which undertook one of the first attempts to review the discourses of Jihad and the impact it has on the actions of States and non-state actors. Also in 2008 the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, together with The Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law (HiiL) signed a collaboration agreement with the International Criminal Court to coordinate and supply case law and documentation to the successful Legal Tools project. Initial steps were undertaken to collect data and research opportunities for technical cooperation and a sustained financial future. Our researchers were involved in a variety of research activities both fundamental and applied, carrying out studies for Dutch ministries and International organisations; such as the European Union. The feasibility study aimed at identifying and promoting The Hague as City of Justice, Peace and Security as a location for international organisations in the field of the environment and environment-related subjects is worth mentioning. Projects with respect to promoting the social dialogue in the area of sports were continued and based on the established experience new projects were acquired and successfully implemented. We were also pleased to be able to congratulate Amna Guellali, Bart-Jan van het Kaar, Marjan Olfers and Tamara Takács (Asser Dissertations Programme) on completing their PhD studies. Once again, the numerous topical lectures delivered within the Supranational Criminal Law lectures series drew large audiences, in particular the lecture delivered by Professor Cherif Bassiouni on 1 October The Institute s Round Table organised on the upcoming case against Radovan Karadzic at the ICTY was also extremely well attended. The various adjustments to our business practices during the past year have resulted in a further fine-tuning of our focus with an improvement in our efficiency. The years ahead will see further attention paid to achieving organisational and cultural change that will aid the Institute to fulfil its role as an open inter-university organisation presenting a platform for interdisciplinary and high quality research where motivated staff of both the Institute and Universities will work in harmony. Directorate T.M.C. Asser Instituut Frans A. Nelissen General Director Ann O Brien Deputy Director 6

7 Foreword Chapter 2 The Institute The T.M.C. Asser Instituut was founded in 1965 by the law faculties of the Dutch universities. This inter-university institute cooperates closely with and supports the Dutch universities activities in the broad field of international law. Representatives of the University of Amsterdam, the VU University of Amsterdam, the University of Groningen, the Radboud University Nijmegen, Leiden University, Maastricht University, the Erasmus University Rotterdam, Tilburg University and Utrecht University constitute the governing board of the T.M.C. Asser Instituut. Governing Board T.M.C. Asser Instituut in 2008: Chairman: Prof. Mr. M. Scheltema University of Amsterdam: Prof. Dr. C.E. du Perron VU University Amsterdam: Prof. Mr. Dr. P. Vlas University of Groningen: Prof. Mr. L.C.A. Verstappen Leiden University: Prof. Dr. C.J.J.M. Stolker Maastricht University: Prof. Dr. A.W. Heringa Radboud University Nijmegen: Prof. Dr. C.J.H. Jansen Erasmus University Rotterdam: Prof. Dr. M. Loth Tilburg University: Prof. Dr. R.C.H. Lesaffer Utrecht University: Prof. Dr. A.H.A. Soons Since its foundation, the T.M.C. Asser Instituut has developed into a leading academic inter-university institute in the broad field of International Law. The academic fields covered by the Institute are Private International Law, Public International Law, the Law of the European Union, International Commercial Arbitration, International Humanitarian Law, International Criminal Law and International Sports Law. Its mission is to initiate, support and realise innovative, scholarly research and postgraduate education activities, preferably on an inter-university basis, and be instrumental in initiating and facilitating other activities which are of importance to disseminating in-depth and broad knowledge of International Law and European law in the Netherlands and beyond, whilst contributing to strengthening The Hague s position as the city of Justice, Peace and Security the Legal Capital of the World. Recognised nationally and internationally as a dynamic and proactive organisation, the T.M.C. Asser Instituut is, first and foremost, the professional, Hague-based, 7

8 Chapter 2 inter-university research centre facilitating and contributing to research in the fields of Public and Private International Law and European Law. It is the primary leading and supportive Academic Community Organiser and bridgebuilder where research, teaching, scholarship, knowledge dissemination and service are integrated to stimulate intellectual enquiry and lay the foundation for responsible leadership in the global legal environment whilst promoting a high quality professional legal infrastructure in The Hague and the wider global community. Inter-university knowledge development (examples of both fundamental and applied academic research are to be found in Chapter 3) and academic community organizing (see Chapter 4), in the aforementioned areas, are the principal activities of the Institute. The Institute has an excellent reputation at national and international level for its development, organisation and hosting of conferences and academic meetings, demand driven postgraduate programmes and trainings. Its ancillary websites, data collections and library all contribute to a coherent and integral strategy in the area of knowledge transfer (see for examples Chapter 5). 8

9 The Institute Due to its inter-university background, the Institute cooperates intensively with Dutch law faculties and other national and foreign organizations. Within this inter-university framework, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) holds a special position as the T.M.C. Asser Instituut s governing body. This relationship is further highlighted by the recent development whereby the University of Amsterdam and the T.M.C. Asser Instituut have reached agreement on a five year covenant ( ) pertaining to financial, administrative and academic sustainability and quality of the Institute. In the framework of this covenant the Directorate of the T.M.C. Asser Instituut has prepared its Strategic Plan : Building on our Strengths, clearly setting the goals and objectives for the mid-term future. The Institute has its own publishing house, T.M.C. Asser Press. The Asser Press not only serves the publishing needs of the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, but also those of academics and practitioners worldwide in the fields of International and European Law. On 31 December 2008, a total of 56 persons were employed by the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, including temporary and project related staff. The latter category concerns, amongst others, personnel involved in projects of The Hague Academic Coalition such as The Hague justice Portal and The Hague Forum for Judicial Expertise. In 2008 A.M. O Brien was appointed as Deputy Director of the T.M.C. Asser Instituut. The following persons were appointed to the academic staff: A.R. Apostol, C. Matera and M.J. Osiel. Furthermore, N.A. van den Heuvel, L.T. Janssen, M. Kondas and F.M. Peters-Bierman were appointed to the supporting and administrative staff. In 2008 R.C. Branco Martins, M. Haring-Olfers and M.J. Salgado Dominguez left the Academic Staff; T.N.J. Kok-Maan, I. van Dun-van den Bosch, A. Riem, C.D.C. Masouy and N.J. Walbridge left the supporting and administrative staff. More facts and figures concerning personnel are presented in Annex 2. 9

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11 The Institute Chapter 3 Inter-University Knowledge Development 3.1 New inter-university research programmes On 8 December 2008, the Deans of the law faculties in the Netherlands, convened in the framework of the Supervisory Board of the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, approved the creation of the following three inter-university research programmes, to be hosted and coordinated by the T.M.C. Asser Instituut in The Hague: 1. Public International Law (International Humanitarian Law, International Criminal Law); 2. Law of the European Union (with a focus on the external dimension thereof); and 3. Private International Law. The programmes will be operational for an initial period of 4 years, with a mid-term review to take place towards the end of This support came after months of preparatory work, by most notably, Frans Nelissen, Steven Blockmans and the Executive Board of the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, to pool the resources of a number of eminent academics based in the various law faculties and the T.M.C. Asser Instituut into pilot teams to hammer out draft research programmes and rules of procedure for their future cooperation as inter-faculty research councils. The creation of these inter-university research programmes requires the realignment of the research departments at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut such that strengths are pooled towards an efficient and effective cooperation. Each research programme will accommodate 5 Asser research fellows: 2 at postdoc level (40% research time), 2 doctoral researchers (40% research time) and 1 PhD candidate [assistent-in-opleiding, AIO] (80% research time). The Directorate of the T.M.C. Asser Instituut is responsible for proposing research fellows, for consideration for participation in the research programmes, to the interfaculty research councils. Doctorate holders will, in principle, automatically qualify for participation therein. Other candidates will be proposed on a merit basis. The members of the Supervisory Board of the T.M.C. Asser Instituut agreed that the inter-faculty research councils for the 3 programmes would not replace the so-called Commissies in those fields. The Commissies, composed of all professors in the given domains, will remain responsible for the coordination of, inter alia, conferences, syllabi and their own research. The Commissies will be able to advise the new inter-faculty research councils, but the latter will carry the exclusive responsi- 11

12 Chapter 3 bility for the content, quality and coherence of the new inter-university research programmes. The inter-faculty research councils will operate an open door policy, which means that their composition may change with changes in the relevant expertise held at a certain moment at faculties in the Netherlands Public International Law Thanks to its long-standing research tradition in Public International Law and its seat in The Hague, City of Justice, Peace and Security and home to a number of (relatively new) judicial institutions such as the ICJ, ICTY, ICTR and the ICC, the T.M.C. Asser Instituut is well-placed to offer law faculties a platform for inter-university research and an interface with judicial practice, especially in the fields of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and International Criminal Law (ICL). Members of the inter-faculty research council are: Prof. Dr. Andre Nollkaemper (University of Amsterdam) Prof. Dr. Nico Schrijver (Leiden University) Prof. Dr. Willem van Genugten (Tilburg University) This research council, assisted by Dr. Yvonne Donders (University of Amsterdam) who was programme Co-ordinator until the end of 2008, has drafted a research programme which centres around 3 inter-connected themes: the re-visiting of the fundamental concepts of war, peace and security in the post-9/11 world with a plurality of actors; jus post bellum (the concept of peace building ; a separate legal regime between jus pacis and jus in bello?; responsibility to rebuild as a consequence of the responsibility to protect?); and the global judicial architecture (world courts for human rights, terrorism, the environment, financial markets) Law of the European Union Centre for the Law of EU External Relations (CLEER) Over the past two decades, the T.M.C. Asser Instituut s EU-law research department has developed a strong scholarly reputation in the field of the external dimension of EU law and it increasingly acts as an academic interface with those EU agencies which have their seat in The Hague, namely Europol and Eurojust. Through the new Centre for the Law of EU External Relations (CLEER), which was established in the wake of the Supervisory Board s decision on 8 December 2008, the T.M.C. Asser Instituut now coordinates high-level academic research in the Netherlands in a specific field of EU law. Top academics, all of whom have made an international name for themselves in the domain of EU external relations law, have committed themselves and their universities to making CLEER a European success by accepting an active role in the Centre s inter-faculty research council. They are: Prof. Dr. Fabian Amtenbrink (Erasmus University Rotterdam) Prof. Dr. Christophe Hillion (Leiden University) 12

13 Inter-University Knowledge Development Dr. Andrea Ott (Maastricht University) Prof. Dr. Ramses Wessel (University of Twente) The T.M.C. Asser Instituut, represented by Dr. Wybe Douma (full member of the council) and Dr. Steven Blockmans (Programme Coordinator), acts as an academic community organizer of CLEER. CLEER operates an open door policy, which means that other Dutch universities with internationally recognised competences in the field of EU external relations law may become affiliated with CLEER in the future. The natural ambition is to expand CLEER s activities across (and beyond) the EU in the not too distant future. CLEER s research programme Since the start of the European integration process, the legal orders of the EC/EU and the Member States have co-existed and have been influenced by international law. Conversely, the EU is a regulatory superpower with a policy lead in many areas (e.g. chemicals legislation, energy and climate, the euro). But the EU has failed to pull its political weight in the world. New developments at the level of the EU treaties, secondary legislation and case-law create conflicts with the evolving international legal order. CLEER s research programme is centred on the analysis of: I. the reception of international law in the EU s legal order; II. the projection of EU law on the international plane; III. coherence in EU foreign policy-making; and IV. the consistency and effectiveness of EU external policy implementation. Furthermore, four policy domains have been earmarked for further research because of their relevance to the EU s contribution in enhancing global stability and prosperity: i. the fight against international immigration and crime; ii. the protection and promotion of economic and financial interests; iii. the protection of the environment, climate and energy; iv. the ability to provide military security. Legal issues in and between these domains are rapidly developing and offer ample opportunities for innovative research. Activities and products In June 2008, international legal experts drawn from both academia and practice (EU institutions) participated in a two-day workshop on Recent development in EU External relations: the Treaty of Lisbon, held at Kasteel Vaeshartelt near Maastricht and sponsored by the Jean Monnet Programme of the European Commission. The event was organised by the inter-faculty research council avant la lettre and proved a successful precursor of the kind of cooperation institutionalised by the Deans at their meeting on 8 December Likewise, a two-day conference on EU-Turkey relations was organised in October in Istanbul, this time with the financial support of Yeditepe University, Istanbul. 13

14 Chapter 3 In an effort to replicate the successes of the 2008 seminars, an application for a grant of EUR ,- has recently been submitted by the T.M.C. Asser Instituut under the Jean Monnet Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission. The objective is to invite international experts from academia and practice to further the debate on the above-mentioned issues at: a launching event of CLEER with roundtable in The Hague; a closed workshop in The Hague where referees will comment on 10 working papers written by invited experts; and a final conference in Brussels at which the findings of CLEER s research cooperation will be presented to a public composed of academics, policy-makers and opinion-makers. Subsequently, the final versions of the 10 working papers will be made available in electronic format to a global public via SSRN and CLEER s website, hosted by the T.M.C. Asser Instituut. In addition printed versions of the papers will be realised and published by the T.M.C. Asser Instituut. Furthermore, CLEER s expanding network of specialists in the field of EU external relations law will be maintained through the website and regular electronic mailings of new products and upcoming events. As such, CLEER will contribute to the development of academic studies and will promote innovative solutions to practical challenges to the external dimension of the EU s legal order Private International Law Explorations for inter-faculty research cooperation in the field of the Europeanisation of Private International Law, which were conducted at an early stage by Dr. Robert Siekmann and Michiel de Rooij, will be picked up again in 2009 by the coordinator of this pilot, Dr. Bart-Jan van het Kaar. 3.2 Individual Research PhD research The T.M.C. Asser Instituut s academic staff is stimulated and facilitated to perform research at doctorate level. This research is part of the fundamental research activities by the staff and fosters academic collaboration with the Dutch universities. PhD defence Bart-Jan van het Kaar On 17 June 2008, Bart-Jan van het Kaar, member of the academic staff of the T.M.C. Asser Instituut (Private International Law) defended his PhD: IPR-bewijsrecht en bewijsverkrijging [the role of Private International Law in the field of the law on evidence] at the VU University Amsterdam. Supervisor: Prof. Mr. Dr. P. Vlas (VU University Amsterdam). A commercial edition of this thesis was published by Kluwer in the Recht en Praktijk Series. 14

15 Inter-University Knowledge Development Doctoral thesis on the role of Private International Law in the field of the law on evidence. Under this heading, the study deals with three issues relating to evidence in the conflict of laws. The first issue pertains to questions of international procedural law and evidence: can Dutch courts assume jurisdiction to grant a Dutch interim measure for the obtainment of evidence abroad? Is it possible to recognise such a decision in the country where the witnesses must be examined? The second and main part of the thesis deals with the question regarding the law to be applied to matters of evidence. This is a problem of characterization: the question whether evidence is governed by the lex fori (the law of the place of action) or by the lex causae (the law governing the legal relationship) depends upon the characterization of evidence as a formal or substantive question of procedure. The third and last part of the thesis relates to evidence in international cases taken abroad. This topic is covered by various international agreements (e.g Hague Convention) and by European Law (e.g. Regulation 1206/2001). PhD defence Amna Guellali On 29 September 2008 Amna Guellali, member of the academic staff of the T.M.C. Asser Instituut (International Humanitarian Law/ International Criminal Law) successfully defended her PhD on Vers une convergence entre les droits de l homme, le droit international humanitaire et le droit penal international [The Interplay between International Criminal Law, Human rights and International humanitarian law] at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. Supervisor: Prof. Pierre-Marie Dupuy of the European University Institute in Florence. Amna Guellali with the members of the defence panel: Theodor Meron, Pierre Marie Dupuy, Francesco Francioni and Slim Laghmani. The interplay between International Humanitarian Law (IHL), Human Rights Law (HRL) and International Criminal Law (ICL) has become one of the major issues attracting the attention of the world community. Even though the convergence has already started after the second world war, with the prosecution of the major criminals responsible for the commission of egregious war crimes and crimes against humanity, there was an institutional separation between them, culminating in the refusal by the International law commission, which has been entrusted with the task of codifying international law, to codify IHL, fearing that it would undermine the prohibition of armed conflicts in the Charter. It is only after the Teheran Conference that a new concept emerged in the international legal discourse, Human rights in armed conflicts. However, the theory of the cross fertilization between these three fields has received an impetus due to many different factors: the revival of International Criminal Law, with the creation by the Security Council of the two ad hoc tribunals and then the adoption of the Rome Statute creating the International Criminal Court; the change in the nature of conflicts, which are becoming more and more internal, therefore changing the tenets of tradi- 15

16 Chapter 3 tional humanitarian law based on inter-state relations; the blurring of the distinction between war and peace, between combatants and civilians, in the new wars emerging after the September 11 attacks and the use of the rhetoric of war to characterize the fight against transnational armed groups; all these elements have triggered a new wave of studies of this interplay and the need in international law to consider HRL, IHL and ICL in an interactive and complementary way rather than as separate fields. The main conclusions of the PhD are that these three fields of international law have already reached a high level of integration, with the incorporation in each field of the main features characterizing the other one. On the substantial and procedural levels, Human rights have infused in the field of IHL and ICL the human-rights based approach, with its focus on the rights of the individual. This element has featured a paradigmatic change in the way IHL is interpreted and applied by international criminal tribunals. On the other side, IHL has been structured since the Geneva Conventions around the international prosecution of war crimes. The jurisprudence of the tribunals has enabled much faster development in some related areas, for instance in the applicability of humanitarian law to non-international armed conflicts and even to situations of internal strife. But this common criminalization presents also difficult questions such as the need to delimit, or determine the parameters between human rights with its accompanying concepts of state responsibility and humanitarian law with its accompanying concepts of individual criminal responsibility. PhD defence Marjan Olfers On 29 January 2009, Marjan Olfers, VU University of Amsterdam, until recently a member of the academic staff of the T.M.C. Asser Instituut s International Sports Law Centre successfully defended her PhD on Sport en Mededingingsrecht [Sport and Competition Law An Interesting Twosome]. Supervisor: Prof. Heiko van Staveren, co-supervisor: Prof. Jan Winter, VU University of Amsterdam. A commercial edition of this thesis was published by Kluwer in the Recht en Praktijk Series. 16 Sport and Competition Law: an interesting twosome. Not that long ago, at the end of the twentieth century, competition law made its entry into the world of sport. Sport regulations have been placed in a (European) competition law framework ever since because of conflicts between players or athletes and the association, between the clubs and the association, between the association and emerging other associations, or between the association and third parties such as broadcasting licence holders, etc. In 1999 the European Commission had to handle more than 50 sport-related complaints. Competition law is being used as an instrument to settle disputes in favour of the individual s own interests, the club s interests, or those of a third party (such as broadcasting licence holders), which are often diametrically opposed to the interests of the collective, the sports organizations as a whole. Casting a side-glance at the development of applying competition law to sports regulations in the United States, one may assume that the trend to interfere using competition law will continue for the time being. Central to this research was the tension between sports regulations and European competition law. In that context the research was aimed at determining whether sports regulations have their own sphere, and, if so, how this sphere is defined in relation to European competition law. The key question was researched from two important angles: a. The uniqueness of sport. Referred to in this study also as the basic principles of sport or the intrinsic value of sport; b. Sport s beneficial function to society. Referred to in this study also as the extrinsic value of sport.

17 Inter-University Knowledge Development The following members of staff continued their PhD research in 2008: Ramona Apostol (European Law): Public procurement of innovation in The Netherlands and Romania. Supervisor yet to be determined. Roberto Branco Martins (International Sports Law): Collective bargaining in the European professional football sector. Supervisors: Prof. Erik Verhulp, Hugo Sinzheimer Institute for Labour Law, University of Amsterdam, and Dr. Richard Parrish, Director of the Centre for Sports Law Research, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, United Kingdom. Leonardo Massai (European Law): The Compliance of the European Community and the Member States with the obligations of the Kyoto Protocol. Supervisors: Prof. Michael Bothe and Prof. Eckhard Rehbinder, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He is expected to defend his PhD in Claudio Matera (European Law): Adjudicating the external action of the EU in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice. Supervisor yet to be determined. Karolien Pieters (European Law): The integration of the Mediterranean countries in the EU internal market. Supervisor: Prof. Ramses Wessel, University of Twente. She is expected to defend her PhD on 1 October Michiel de Rooij (International Private Law): Conflicts of Law Issues of Carriage by Sea. Supervisor: Prof. D.M. Polak (Leiden University). Jan Anne Vos (Public International Law): The Function of International Law (supervisor: Prof. Wouter Werner, VU University Amsterdam) Asser Dissertations Programme In 1996, the T.M.C. Asser Instituut introduced the Asser Dissertations Programme (ADP). This PhD-programme has been developed in order to support and stimulate research in the Institute s fields of activity. It offers young talented researchers the opportunity to prepare a dissertation. The T.M.C. Asser Instituut only accepts new candidates when their appointment and financing is shared with another organization, preferably a law faculty. PhD defence Tamara Takács On 16 January 2009, Tamara Takács defended her PhD on: Participation in EU Decision Making Implications on the National Level at Utrecht University. Supervisors: Prof. Dr. S. Prechal, Utrecht University and Dr. József Petrétei, University of Pécs, Hungary). Ms. Tamara Takács (Hungary) is presently working as a Lecturer on International and European Institutional Law at Utrecht University School of Law (The Netherlands). From , she worked as a research fellow at Utrecht University and participated in the ADP. A commercial edition of the dissertation was published by T.M.C. Asser Press. Amongst the main concerns that preceded the European Union s all time biggest enlargement of 2004 was whether the new Member States would smoothly integrate into the EU decision-making procedures. The worrying speculations of how the difference between the interest, political- and negotiation cultures of old and new Member States would slow 17

18 Chapter 3 down decision making in the EU turned out to be wrong. Empirical studies show that the accession of the new Member States did not slow down the legislative machinery of the EU. However, the challenge that the new countries amongst them Hungary faced, were manifold and required significant constitutional and institutional preparation and adaptation for acting as Member State. The constitutional preparation required the introduction of the Europe clause, an authorising article laying down the rules on the transfer of competences from national to EU level. In Hungary, the yearslong debates resulted in a constitutional amendment that authorised the exercise of the powers at the EU level replacing the originally sole exercise by the Hungarian governmental institutions. The thesis analysed the institutional linkages between the national institutions and the EU level in the different stages leading up to EU lawmaking. The coordination of EU policy at national level revolves around the establishment of a position that Hungarian representatives will exert in the EU decision making. The Government s dominant role in operating the coordination structure through a multi-layered construct connecting departments reinforces the tendencies prior to accession, when the Government played a central role in the conduct of accession negotiations and the Parliament acted as a bystander. After accession, the Parliament augmented its intention to join the Government in the conduct of EU policies and now scrutinises the participation of this latter in the EU lawmaking processes. The parliamentary involvement includes significant information and deliberating rights. However, despite the existing control tools that Parliament has at its disposal, practice has shown that Parliament has not held Government to account for its deeds in the legislative discussions in Brussels or enforced its views previously expressed. The national position is then channelled into the Brussels arena. The matrix of networks that Government has established in Brussels centres around the work and function of the Permanent Representation, but extends to various other actors in Brussels and has on multiple occasions lead to successful lobbying and interest-representation in the EU lawmaking process. Once the EU act is adopted, it arrives back to national level to exert its effect. For this aim, additional implementing legislation by national institutions is sometimes required. In this respect, the Hungarian legislative principles maintain principles such as democracy and the primacy of Parliament s legislative role vis-à-vis Government. Thus, while implementing legislation is a new task as well, it fits neatly into the traditional constitutional principles and structure of separation of powers and confirms Parliament s strong position therein. The overall findings of the research revealed that Europeanisation does not necessarily lead to convergence between countries in every aspect of a country s participation and membership to the EU. All current participants in the ADP were co-appointed and co-financed with Dutch universities. In 2008 the following researchers continued their research in the ADP: Ms. Nynke Baarsma, research fellow at the University of Groningen since 1 September 2005 and participant in the ADP since March 2006 on: Grondslagen en methoden van het Europees familieconflictenrecht (Supervisor: Prof. Mr. M.H. ten Wolde, University of Groningen). Mr. Felix Ndahinda (Ruanda/Congo), research fellow at the International Victimology Institute of Tilburg University since 1 October 2005 and participant in 18

19 Inter-University Knowledge Development the ADP since 1 November 2006 on: African Indigenous Peoples: From Victimization to Empowered Actors (Supervisors: Prof. Dr. W.J.M. van Genugten and Ms. Dr. R.M. Letschert, Tilburg University). Ms. Kinga J. Tibori Szabo (Romania), external PhD researcher at the University of Amsterdam since September 2006 and participant in the ADP since 1 January 2007 on: Anticipatory Self-Defence (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. T.D. Gill, University of Amsterdam) Asser Research Fellowships Programme Under the Asser Research Fellowships Programme (ARFP) the T.M.C. Asser Instituut continuously hosts foreign scholars and visiting fellows for varying periods of time, providing all the facilities and services necessary, including academic counsel. Under special arrangements, scholars may benefit from the libraries and services of international organizations located in the vicinity of the Institute such as, for example, the world-renowned library of the Peace Palace. Hernan Salinas Burgos (Universidad Catolica de Chile) stayed at the Institute from 2 January 18 February 2008 to conduct research for his PhD thesis on: Diplomatic Protection and New Trends in International Law; Marieta Rabohchiyska (Sophia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Bulgaria) stayed at the Institute from 1 31 July 2008 to conduct research for her PhD thesis on EC/EU legal personality legal personality; Fu Yu (Southwest University of Political Science and Law, China) stayed at the Institute from 1 31 July 2008 to conduct research on the Dispute Settlement Mechanism on Regional Integration between China and ASEAN. Chen Bin (Wuhan University, China) stayed at the Institute from 1 July 29 August 2008 to conduct research for his PhD thesis on The Impact of Self-Contained Regime on the Development of International Law: Taking the Practice of WTO law as Coordinates. Valentina Falco (European University Institute, Florence, Italy) stayed at the Institute from 7 July 15 September 2008 to conduct research for her PhD thesis on Old Continent, New Wars: the EU and International Humanitarian Law Research activities by associate researchers Leendert Erkelens, former civil servant at the Dutch Ministry of Justice, worked on an article on certain issues related to the European Election Act (to be published in May 2009 in SEW, Tijdschrift voor Europees en economisch recht). In addition to his personal research activities Mr. Erkelens participated in contract research projects on behalf of the Institute. Dr. Flora Goudappel, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law at the Erasmus University Rotterdam worked during her sabbatical leave from 27 February till 26 April 2008 at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, on her book entitled The Effects of EU Citizenship which will be published by TMC Asser Press in In addition to her personal research activities Dr. Goudappel participated in contract research projects on behalf of the Institute. 19

20 Chapter 3 Dr. Avril McDonald, former head of the department of International Humanitarian Law/ International Criminal Law of the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, completed her work on the book entitled Depleted Uranium Weapons and International Law A precautionary approach. Eds.: A. McDonald, J.K. Kleffner and B. Toebes. TMC Asser Press Fiona Mucklow, Chadbourne & Parke, Registered Foreign Lawyers and Solicitors, London, UK, cooperates with Wybe Douma on their book Environmental Finance and Responsible Business in Russia: Practical and Legal Trends. The book is expected to be published in 2009 by TMC Asser Press. Maria Nybondas, associate researcher International Humanitarian Law/ International Criminal Law continued her PhD research on individual criminal and command responsibility (Supervisors: Prof. Harmen van der Wilt, University of Amsterdam and Prof. Terry Gill, University of Amsterdam / Utrecht University). 3.3 Contract research and consultancies General Staff of the T.M.C. Asser Instituut is regularly involved in contract research, consultancy and the preparation of legal opinions on questions of International and European Law, most notably upon request from international organisations such as the European Union, the World Bank, The UNDP and UNESCO, the Council of Europe or national governmental and non-governmental organisations. Expert advice in those fields, especially in Private International Law and International Commercial Arbitration, is provided to law firms, companies and judicial authorities Projects launched in 2008 Advies inzake toelaatbaarheid van het hanteren van sociale criteria in procedures voor de toekenning van overheidsopdrachten in het licht van WTO-recht [The use of social criteria in public procurement procedures in the light of WTO law] (March May 2008) The purpose of the study, which was conducted by the T.M.C. Asser Instituut at the request of Senter Novem (an agency of the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs) in the framework of the collaboration with Corvers Procurement Services B.V., is to examine the legality of the use of social criteria in public procurement procedures. This involves the assessment of the consistency or inconsistency of the actual use of the social criteria in public procurement procedures with the law of the WTO (World Trade Organization) in particular with the Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA). Experts: Jan-Anne Vos, Frans Nelissen, Ramona Apostol, Wybe Douma Technical Assistance for building up national administrative capacity of the central administration at Bulgaria in EU policies (June May 2009) A project by ECORYS (the Netherlands) and the T.M.C. Asser Instituut for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Beneficiary: Bulgarian Ministry of Finance and line ministries of the Republic of Bulgaria. 20

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